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|DAMASCUS Puma Sneakers White , Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Damascus-based Palestinian official said Saturday that 3,000 people have recently been evacuated from the rebel-held Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in the Syrian capital of Damascus, adding that the situation in the camp is getting better following the delivery of more than 7,000 food parcels.
"Those parcels are enough for three weeks," Anwar Raja, the spokesman of the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General-Command Puma Shoes White , told Xinhua.
The recent development in Yarmouk came in the wake of a deal concluded between Palestinian factions and armed rebels inside the camp, a large district in southern Damascus.
Among its one million residents, 180,000 are Palestinians, most of whom fled to Syria in 1948 following the establishment of the Israeli state.
The rebels stormed the camp in early 2013 and since then most of the camp's residents have fled to neighboring areas and countries, while others Puma Sneakers Black , who stayed at their homes, have suffered hunger, illness and lack of medical treatment.
Syrian government forces have imposed a siege on Yarmouk for months, blocking the entry of food and medical supplies in a bid to drive out the rebels.
The Syrian authorities accused the rebels, mostly al-Qaida- linked fighters, of using the civilians as human shields and causing immense suffering for them.
Raja said the situation in the camp has become better recently following the entry of food rations Puma Shoes Black , adding that the Palestinian armed men, who have joined the rebels in the camp, are set to surrender their weapons to the Syrian authorities akin to what happened in other areas of Damascus, where reconciliation instances have succeeded.
Raja noted that the deal with the rebels does not cover all of the camp, but only half of it.
"The camp consists of two parts and the settlement that we are talking about includes the part between the west of Yarmouk to the Thirteen Street. That is roughly half of the camp," he said. "The armed rebels are now stationing in the other part Puma Sneakers Mens , which is the bigger one that houses more residents."
"So, when we succeed in the first stage of the agreement without obstacles, we would move to the next one where we can negotiate the rebels' departure from the other part of the camp," he noted.
Raja said the drastic solution for the camp is for the rebels to leave that area to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yarmouk.
He added that the rehabilitation process in the truce-covered part will start within three weeks, adding that the entire reconstitution process needs "cooperation from friendly countries to help us in reviving those ravaged areas."
Li Na, China's retired two-time Grand Slam champion Puma Shoes Mens , instructs during a master class at the Wuhan Open in Wuhan, Hubei province. AFP
China's next generation of stars taking cue from career path of retired Grand Slam champion
Li Na's Grand Slam wins did miraculous things for tennis in China, but experts say a cultural shift away from central planning towards individual development is needed if the country is to emerge as a powerhouse in the sport.
Tangible evidence that China is embracing tennis comes in the form of the Wuhan Open's new, 15,000-seat stadium, opened by Li last month Puma Sneakers Womens , which has a capacity similar to Wimbledon's Center Court.
Steady crowds and the presence of 12 Chinese players in the women's top 200 - behind only Russia, the United States and the Czech Republic - also demonstrate the game's upward trajectory.
Much of the growth is directly attributable to Li, Asia's first Grand Slam singles champion who won two major titles before she retired on the eve of last year's inaugural Wuhan Open.
But many observers believe China might have an extended wait for its next Grand Slam winner.
Li Na's stand set new standard
Simon Chadwick, professor of sport at Britain's Coventry University Business School, suggests China needs a cultural rethink.
"The factory-style government development of athletes might work in sports such as gymnastics. Tennis is different ... it requires a very clear and simple focus on individuals," Chadwick said.
"Unless China embraces this notion then one imagines that the country will find it difficult to enable the type of cultural change that is required to promote the sport's development."
Li Puma Shoes Womens , who at a young age was ordered to abandon badminton for tennis against her will, famously took a stand to split from the state system in order to organize her own sponsorship and be coached by her husband.
It took years of difficulty and media sniping before she finally made it big late in her career, becoming a superstar in her home country, complete with a bronze statue in her native Wuhan.
Jorge Salkeld, a Women's Tennis Association board member and senior vice-president at Octagon Tennis, the Wuhan Open's promoter Puma Sneakers Shoes , said the "Li Na factor" has seen the popularity of tennis in China surge.
Provincial governments have quickly come on board, developing tennis academies and domestic championships - although regional rivalries are a difficult distraction for Chinese players.
"Sport is all state-funded and if a province is a winner in whatever national games then they are even more centrally funded," Salkeld said.
"The tricky part is that the provinces' main objective is to win the national games, which diverts attention away from the professional tennis tours.
"When a player needs to be training on clay to prepare for the qualifications for Roland Garros, or grass to prepare for Wimbledon, they have another schedule going on at the same time. So that has created problems."
However Puma Sneakers , it is clear that China has embraced the sport, and when that happens, things can move quickly - and in unexpected directions.
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